Scandal of Donald Trump Jr’s alleged Russian collusion will force his father to resign, Columbia law professor predicts | The Independent

Jared Kushner of the New York Observer.

Jared Kushner of the New York Observer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read from the Independent. It reports that Donald Trump will probably resign over a constitutional crisis caused by his son-in-law and son, citing the prediction of a leading professor of law at Columbia University. Professor Philip Bobbitt describes the President’s resignation as a consequence of his family members being prosecuted as “the likeliest possibility.” The article explains that emails released by Donald Trump Jr show that he met with a Kremlin-based lawyer last summer, along with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, the Republican campaign’s then chairman.

Source: Scandal of Donald Trump Jr’s alleged Russian collusion will force his father to resign, Columbia law professor predicts | The Independent

The bottom line, according to this analysis is Trump senior will resign rather than see his son and son-in-law risk jail.

Whether it’s impeachment or resignation, the net seems to be tightening. But so far, the GOP are toeing the line. Surely, Republicans want to come out winners?

 

 

Opinion – Here is what you need to know about Putin’s meeting with Tsipras — RT Business

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English: Russia Today logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important read from Russia’s leading news media source, RT. Check it out!

via Here is what you need to know about Putin’s meeting with Tsipras — RT Business.

Personally, I think that Greece‘s Prime Minister, Tsipras, is playing a very dangerous game. He’s effectively holding a gun to the head of Greece’s creditors – the reality is that Greece does not hold any wild cards in this dangerous game of ‘chicken’.

The last minute turn to Russia reminds me of Cyprus a couple of years ago. By turning to Russia and delaying negotiations with the troika, Cyprus did not win any concessions in the end.

In my mind, probably for the first time, I can see, quite vividly, Greece defaulting, precipitating a whole series of catastrophic events – this will be extremely painful for the people of Greece, and much, much worse than the austerity measures to date. The citizens of Greece should look to Argentina‘s default and turn away from the danger before it is too late – after all, Greece will benefit most from structural reform.

Thoughts?